(also capo tasto)
noun (plural capos)
A clamp fastened across all the strings of a fretted musical instrument to raise their tuning by a chosen amount.
- Tuners, capos, pics, guitar straps and a set of extra strings are all handy toys.
- It can be silly things, like we'll use a capo and drop D, tune the string down to make a chord, rather than just play the chord normally.
- With Tielli if he screws up, he stops, laughs and starts again - as he did when he forgot his capo and had to borrow one from Wayne Omaha guitarist-vocalist Matt James.
Late 19th century: from Italian capo tasto, literally 'head stop'.
Words that rhyme with capoGestapo
noun (plural capos)chiefly North American
The head of a crime syndicate, especially the Mafia, or a branch of one.
- In Queens, New York, two weeks of digging an alleged mafia bone yard has led to two capos of the Bonanno crime family.
- Or because we tend to think of the politicians and the presidency as occupying a parallel world - Mafia dons and capos dispatching one another in a turf war.
- It was the prosecution of a Gambino crime family capo and his crew for narcotics trafficking, murder, racketeering, jury tampering and other charges.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.